After months of speculation and rumour CDR Yamaha have officially confirmed taht their 2014 rider line-up will feature the return of former champion, Jay Marmont to race along side 2013 team rider Billy Mackenzie.
Marmont, from Wollongong NSW, returns to the team after a two year hiatus and looking to get his career back on track with the CDR Yamaha team after a tough 2013 season.
His first stint with the factory Yamaha outfit netted four consecutive MX Nationals championships (2008 - 2011) in the premier MX1 division and an Australian Supercross championship in one of the sports' most successful partnerships.
As a result, Marmont became a legend of Australian motocross and his trademark gutsy, fight to the end, championship victories will be talked about for years to come. But Marmont isn't ready to sit back and reminisce about yesterday and still has his sights and goals set on winning races and championships in the season ahead.
"The last couple of years haven't been as I would have liked but returning to CDR Yamaha and surrounding myself with the most professional team in the pits is the start of getting the train back on the track," Marmont stated. "I have enormous respect for team owner Craig Dack and the way his team go about running a race team. It bought the best out of me when I raced for them before and I'm confident it will happen again.
"I feel I still have plenty to offer as a racer and I'm more determined than ever to put myself back where I belong and race with the same purpose and passion as I did in the 2008- 2011 era.
"I'm also really looking to getting stuck into riding the new 2014 YZ450F," Marmont continued. "I hear nothing but good reports about them and my first ride on the bike just blew me away with how much the Yamaha has improved."